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White House’S Health Care Summit

There Goes the Republic

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

The defense authorization bill that will soon become law is not only a disaster in the making for civil liberty but a blow to effective anti-terrorist police work.

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

President Obama's Decision on Ozone: Bad Policy and Bad Politics

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Where is the hope and change that we were promised in 2008? I suspect that a lot of people who stood in long lines to cast a vote for the President Obama are asking themselves the same question.

The Health Summit and Single-Payer Medicare for All

Dr. Quentin Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Quentin Young

It's worth noting that although that we are obviously not in a decisive, victorious mode, the single-payer position has never been stronger and the need for real reform will remain.

Health Care Summit Transcript: Part 4 (FULL TEXT)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House has released the full opening remarks of President Obama, Senator Alexander, Speaker Pelosi, and Senator Reid at the bipartisan health...

Dingell: Health Care Is Not And Will Never Be The Ten Commandments (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), who as the longest serving member of the Congress also holds the distinction of having spent the most time working on hea...

Sam Stein

Reid And Alexander Spar Over Reconciliation, Obama Won't Rule It Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party's (surprise) opening speaker, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) used his allotted time to make a strong -- and largely misleading --...

Health Care Summit Transcript: Part 2 (FULL TEXT)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House has released the full opening remarks of President Obama, Senator Alexander, Speaker Pelosi, and Senator Reid at the bipartisan health...

Health Care Summit Opening Statements: Obama, Sens. Alexander, Pelosi, Reid (FULL TEXT)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House has released the full opening remarks of President Obama, Senator Alexander, Speaker Pelosi, and Senator Reid at the bipartisan health...

Health Care Meeting: Expert Updates, Reaction And Analysis

The Huffington Post | Compiled By Ryan Grim and Jeremy Binckes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Huffington Post asked a variety of health care experts, bloggers, members of Congress and progressive activists to weigh in on Thursday's health c...

Obama Calls Out Lamar On His Facts - Who Was Right?

AP/ Huffington Post | By CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scroll down for video. WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama and a Republican lawmaker sparred Thursday over what might happen to health insura...

Sam Stein

Sanders: Obama 'Is Wrong,' Making A Mistake On The Public Option

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While a bipartisan group of lawmakers begin a six-hour-long health care summit on Thursday, it's worth noting that Republicans aren't the only ones di...

Health Care Summit Transcript: Part 3 (FULL TEXT)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House has released the full opening remarks of President Obama, Senator Alexander, Speaker Pelosi, and Senator Reid at the bipartisan health...

Sam Stein

McConnell Complains About Imbalance Of Time Allotted (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) got a bit steamed an hour and a half into Thursday summit over what he felt was an imbalance of speaking...

Sam Stein

Obama To McCain: We Are Not Campaigning Anymore

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After listening to a litany of complaints from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) about the lack of transparency and backroom dealing in the health care refor...

Health Care Summit: Breaking Updates, Latest News Updates

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama kicked off a six-hour summit meeting with members of Congress on Thursday by expressing his hope that the partisan divide over ...

Reconciliation vs. Filibuster -- Which Party Will Blink on Health Care?

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

It's come down to a contest not of skill but of will, especially for congressional Democrats. Can a GOP that misuses the filibuster scores of times scare Dems away from using reconciliation once?

"Government Take-Over" of Healthcare? We Already Have a Corporate Take-Over

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Republican framing the health care debate as a "government take-over" has pretty completely obscured the plain reality that American healthcare has already been seized by corporate take-over.

Health Care Summit LIVE: News And Real-Time Updates On Twitter (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Watch the health care summit live through the video below and our curated Twitter lists today. You can also get LIVE updates from Huffington Post rep...

The Real Reason Obama's Plan Doesn't Include a Public Option

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The real reason Obama's health care plan doesn't include a public option is that he made a backroom deal last summer with the for-profit hospital industry that there would be no meaningful public option.

As Health Care Debate Shifts to TV, These iPhone Apps Tap Into Deeper Details

Brad Spirrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

No matter what side of the debate you are on or where you stand on other hot button political issues, there are plenty of iPhone apps available to inform or reinforce your beliefs.

Put Single Payer Back on the Table

Dr. Quentin Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Quentin Young

Mr. President, it's time to put single payer back on the table.

The Obama - House GOP Summit: It Can Be A Win-Win-Win

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

I watched with amazement at the discussion that occurred last week in Baltimore between President Obama and the House Republican caucus.

Healthcare Is an Ugly Word

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

What the Republicans have going for them is that the health care bill seems like so much obfuscation. And if something seems like obfuscation, then it's probably a scam.

GOP Launch Time Travel Machine to Disagree with Obama in Future

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Rep. Boehner said that the Republican time-travel machine was an unqualified success, and may have even broader applications going forward: "We hope someday to take this entire country back to the nineteenth century."